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Northumberland: 'The Corbridge Larder'

Margot Petherick

An enticing range of fresh and food cupboard must-haves. Made up of the Heron Café and a seasonal deli. Also, come Christmas they have an array of delis offering up bundles of granola, afternoon tea and celebration fizz. Visit for tea, brunch or breakfast!

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Northumberland: 'Pele Pub', Corbridge

Sally Longville

The Pele Tower, also known as ‘The Vicars Pele’, was the first of it’s kind. It was built in AD 1300 for the Vicar of Corbridge and was lived in as a fortified vicarage until the early 17th Century. Today it’s a Micro Pub & Brewery selling quality craft ales, ciders, wines and spirits.

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Visit ‘Messums Wiltshire’ Gallery, Tisbury

Lysander Tyler-Green

In 2016, Tisbury’s medieval Tithe Barn was reinvented as Messums Wiltshire, the rural outpost of one of Mayfair’s most prestigious art galleries. You’ll want to poke your nose in simply to soak up the monastic serenity of its cavernous interior, with centuries-old stonework and vast oak beams.

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Wiltshire: 'Old Wardour Castle', Salisbury

Jonathan Finchley

Old Wardour Castle is a ridiculously romantic ruin, set by a lake and surrounded by woodland and Capability Brown-tamed grounds. Take the free audio tour and climb the east tower for superb views of the surrounding countryside. Once upon a time, this was one of the most innovative homes in Britain.

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Salisbury: 'The Riverbarn', Fonthill Bishop

Hamish Charlton

It’s a family affair at the Riverbarn where brothers Jonny and Tom Sutcliffe prepare dishes such as sea bass and champ, and lemon posset with Earl Grey prunes, while Jill and Ian (mum and dad) serve diners in a series of unpretentious rooms with views of the cottage garden.

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Wiltshire: 'Montes & Clark', Tisbury

Jonathan Finchley

Montes & Clark work directly with women-led cooperatives in Mexico, ensuring traditional crafts can thrive in our modern world. They offer the very best handcrafted contemporary pieces for living spaces. Shop for bright Mexican bunting, technicolour cushions and artwork.

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Wiltshire: 'Pythouse Kitchen Garden', Tisbury

Genevieve Delacroix

Set in a gorgeous 18th-century walled garden three miles west of Tisbury, this place specialises in seasonal produce cooked with flair. On the menu are firepit potted trout, which is both sweet and smoky, and Sticky Blackberry Pork Belly. Well worth a visit.

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Torquay: Rex Latham, Blacksmith

Ruby Scott

Rex Latham is an award winning blacksmith who has honed his trade over three decades. A specialist of hand-crafted traditional wrought iron for home and garden. He also has a particular interest in restoration and conservation. He is currently open to commissions!

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Newcastle Upon Tyne: Tyneside Cinema

Rich Davey

Tyneside Cinema is a fantastic experience. The 1930s decor gives it much more character than the chain cinemas it competes with. Tyneside loves a cult-classic marathon, so it always pays to check the programme for these occasional splendid events.

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Visit Leeds City Centre

Charles Fergusson

From the 19th-century shopping arcades to the beautiful Corn Exchange and the buzzy Kirkgate Market, there’s nowhere nicer to spend money, and the food and drink scene is on a steep upward curve. The northern suburbs are the smartest addresses, but the city centre is where the action is.

Canterbury: Simpsons Wine Estate, Barnham

Sally Longville

A 15-minute drive south of Canterbury, the huge Simpson’s Wine Estate offers tours a couple of times a month, finished up with a tasting; in September, you’ll be sampling chardonnay. A walkable alternative is the Chartham Vineyard, in the village of the same name, 3 ½ miles outside the city centre.

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Holiday in Montpelier

Thea Dale

Described in 'The Times' as ‘the South how it should be’ – elegant, monumental, sensuous and insurgent. The Latin blood coursing through the old-town labyrinth is balanced by braininess and culture. As summer edges towards autumn, the heat edges towards bearable, but evenings remain warm.

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Canterbury for the weekend

Alfred Watchley

The cathedral is at the very heart of the city that beats with history: 1,000-year-old relics, black-beamed buildings. the beauty of Canterbury is that it’s easy to escape to the vineyard-dotted hills of the Kent Downs for walks and a glass of wine.

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Gourmet crumpets?

Lysander Tyler-Green

When Tom Brown opened Cornerstone in East London this summer, Instagram users went into raptures over the devilled, buttered crumpets piled high with potted shrimps. Crumpets are the ultimate comfort food. Even Ottolenghi has jumped on the bandwagon with a gourmet crumpet option at 'Rovi'.
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'Desert Island Dishes' Podcast with Margie Broadhead

Ruby Scott

A foodie spin on the desert island podcast classic, founded by Roy Plumley, 75-years ago. We have Margie Broadhead in conversation with influential foodies – Ruth Rogers to Anna Jones – about the culinary markers in their life. Questions range from your ‘earliest food memory’ to ‘best sandwich’.

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Lindsey Bareham’s recipes in 'The Times'

Coralie Purves

Daily easy recipes, with a charming illustration by Clare Mallison. Chicory salad with capers and cornichons to torn chicken and tomato bruschetta with figs. Lovely descriptions, and excellent ideas. If you ate a la Lindsey Bareham your life would be great!

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Love British Food

Charles Fergusson

The 'Love British Food' website is a year-round source of advice on producing, buying and eating British, and includes information for all sectors on how to get involved with, and organise, British food promotions and events across the UK.

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’Newlander’ High Top Hiker boots

Trevor Littleboy

The Newlander lace-up is the perfect way to introduce the hiker/high-top hybrid trend into your wardrobe. Crafted from the smoothest black calf leather, this style has been trimmed with a soft grey wool fabric ankle cuff and has been set on a heavy cleated rubber sole.

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‘The Flavour Thesaurus’ by Niki Segnit

Margot Petherick

This is one of Ottlolenghi’s favourite books. It’s also on the reading list for apprentice chefs at the River Cottage – set by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Heston Blumenthal cites the book as an ‘indispensable guide to navigating which ingredients work well together'. Coffee and hot chocolate?

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Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit, published by Bloomsbury

Jonathan Finchley

First she revealed the secrets of flavours. Now, Niki Segnit is divulging the building blocks of cooking. She claims: ‘cooking is really quite easy. I mean, it’s practice'. In ‘Lateral Cooking’ she has finally become the cook she wants to be. Marzipan to honey and creme fraiche almond cake.

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‘Classic’ Mary Berry’s Latest Cookery Book

Mary Canon-Belle

It’s true – no one knows good food better than Mary Berry. In this latest book she reveals 120 brand new recipes. Timeless classics, simple British dishes and delicious, modern favourites. Recipes like a rack of lamb with orange and thyme sauce, or a lemon meringue pie will dazzle the tastebuds.

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Read 'GQ: How to Win at Life: The Expert Guide to Excelling at Everything You Do' by Charlie Burton

Hamish Charlton

From the magazine synonymous with looking sharp and living smart comes the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man. In it, you will learn how to master sushi etiquette, neutralise a crisis and fold a suit for crease free travel.

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Read ‘Flirtology’ by Jean Smith

Ruby Scott

Learn how to become a great flirt, by reading ‘Flirtology’ by ‘the world’s leading flirt expert’. You may think you have it sorted, but perhaps your making some fundamental, back-breaking errors. This could be your ultimate manual. Considered THE dating guide for the 21st century.

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'The Good Stuff' cookery book by Lucinda Miller

Jonathan Finchley

Winning recipes and smart tips. This book is one to inspire busy parents to get their kids munching on The Good Stuff. This book will help wean children off ready-made convenience food, and towards positive healthy meals.

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'The German Cookbook' by Alfons Schuhbeck 

Mary Canon-Belle

Sauerkraut soup to a crispy potato and sausage traybake, there are plenty of dishes to try by the German chef Alfons Schunbeck. There’s also a dreamy apple strudel or fammkuchen with onion and bacon. Don’t be disenchanted by the puzzling German names – these are classics that aren't too tricky.

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